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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Reception

Meet the Reception Team

Rebecca Craythorne
Reception Teacher
 

Zehra Celik Hart -  HLTA

 

Greg Miller -
Teaching Assistant

 

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences have a major impact on their future life chances. There are four principles which underpin our Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum:

  • A unique child – every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive relationships - so that children feel safe and cared for.
  • Enabling environment – we provide a rich and varied environment which supports children’s learning and development. It gives them the confidence to explore and learn in a secure and safe, yet challenging, indoor and outdoor space
  • Learning and developing – children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. In their play, children learn at their highest levels. We provide wide ranging and varied interests that engage and involve children for sustained periods.

Please click here to see a guide on what to expect in the EYFS.

 

The Transition from Reception to Year 1

We want to make the transition from Reception to Year 1 as easy as possible for your little one. We therefore have a tried and tested process in place, ready to help each and every pupil feel at home during the move and step up in education. 

In July:

  • Children meet their Year 1 Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant in their new Year 1 class rooms and will enjoy some activities together.
  • After this event we invite parents and carers to the Teddy Bears Picnic. An opportunity for them to meet their child’s Year 1 teacher.
  • The Year 1 Teachers and Teaching Assistants will meet with Reception Teachers to discuss children individually during a handover meeting.
  • Year 1 Teachers will go to Reception to read a story and have circle time with their new classes.

Click here to view the Oxford Owl guide to your child's first year at school.